Product deliveries have arrived over the last 48 hours from:

  • FRsin (L.749, M202, M404 + restock Cv.880, Cv.990, Viscount, ATR72))
  • MASP (restocks)
  • BOA Agency Decals (new releaeses + restocks)
  • Revell Germany (the 1/72 C.54 kit)
  • Minicraft (the 1/144 KC-135A kit)

More details soon….

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FRsin Restocks and New Items

I have a new shipment on its way from France, containing restocks and new releases of FRsin injection moulded plastic kits.  New kits include the Martin 202 and 404 and the L.649/749 Constellations.

L.649/749/C-121 Constellation

Martin 202, Martin 404

Restocks include Viscount 700 and 800, ATR72, Convair 880 and Convair 990.   Allowing for air mail time and customs clearance, they should be here and ready to ship after the U.S. Labor Day weekend.

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Roden VC-140B Jetstar, United States of America is in stock

As has become the tradition with Roden, tROD324-VC-140B-USofA-Box-Whey have re-released their 1/144 scale Lockheed Jetstar 6 kit with new markings.  ROD324 comes with a decal for the markings carried by six airframes allocated by the USAF as executive transports, and painted with ‘United States of America’ titles.

Often used by senior cabinet, the ROD324-VC140B-USofA-decal-WVP and the President, these aircraft have served as ‘Air Force One’ many times in their flying career.


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BraZ Restock and New Releases

Yesterday we received a large shipment from BraZ, restocking many of the more popular older resin sets, and stocking many of their newer sets.   We also took the opportunity to re-number the BraZ items to the part numbers used on the BraZ web site.

New resin sets include:

  • BZ4074-E175-AA-Eagle-Box-WBZ4063 Winglets for the Airbus A.319, A.320 and A.321 (Revell kits)
  • BZ4064 ‘Hot’ Sections for the RR Trents in the Zvezda / Revell 787 kit
  • BZ4074 Embraer ERJ-175 Conversion with American Eagle markings
  • BZ4081 GEnX-1B engines for the Zvezda/Revell Boeing 787
  • BZ4084 Replacement horizontal stabs forBZ4086-B787-900-Conversion- the Zvezda/Revell Boeing 787
  • BZ4086 Boeing 787-900 Conversion for the Zvezda/Revell Boeing 787
  • BZ4087 CFM56-7B Engines for the Revell Boeing 737-800
  • BZ4088 CFM56-7BE Engines for the Revell Boeing 737-800
  • BZ4089 Photo etch fan blades for the CFM56-7B and 7BE sets
  • BZ4090-A320-Sharklets-WBZ4090 ‘Sharklets’ for Airbus A.319, A.320 and A.321 (Revell kits)
  • BZ4091 Nose section for the Airbus A.300 (Airfix) and A.310 (Revell)
  • BZ4092 Nose section for the Airbus A.330 and A.340 (Revell kits)

New Decals for the Embraer 175 conversion:

  • BZD413 LOT Polish ‘retro’ ERJ175
  • BZD414 Royal Jordanian ERJ175
  • BZD415 American Eagle ERJ175
  • BZD416 FlyBE ERJ175
  • BZD417 Royal Jordanian ERJ195
  • BZD418 FlyBE ERJ195

Notable restocks include:

  • BZ4002 (was BZ4K32R) RR Trents for the Revell A.330 kit
  • BZ4013 (was BZ4KVC6) Winglets for the Revell Boeing 737-800
  • BZ4021 (was BZ4KCF2) Nose and tail cone corrections for the Minicraft Boeing 757 -200 kits
  • BZ4022 (was BZ4KCF3) Nose, tail cone and plug to convert the Minicraft Boeing 757-200 to a series 300
  • BZ4051 (was BZ4KFHE) C-130-30 Fuselage for the Minicraft C.130 kit
  • BZ4052 (was BZ4KEHE) Allison T56 engines for the Minicraft C.130 kit
  • … and much more !

All items are available for order.

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Finally ! The Italeri 1/144 Scale ATR.42 is here

Italeri’s plans to release a 1/144ITA-1801-ATR42-500-Kit-Box- scale ATR.42 were first made known about two years ago (maybe longer)?  The ITA-1801-ATR42-500-Decal-Wwait is finally over, and the kit is now available.

Kit ITA-1801 has been released as a series 500, with a decal for the Mexican carrier Aeromar, Italian Coast Guard, and Italian Navy.


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ExtraTech Restock and New Releases

We have an order in with ExtraTech for their recently released 1/144 scale etch brass detail sets, and to restock some that we have recently run out of.  And, some good news – due to the US $$ to Euro exchange rate, we have lowered our prices on all sets!

The new sets are:

All are available in the store to order, and are expected here at the end of August.

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Flying Colors Restock and New Releases

We have received a large restock ordeFC44-038 McDD MD80 Details Decal V2-912r from Flying Colors.   Notable is a re-release of their popular MD80 Detail Decal (FC44-038), and two new detail sets for the Boeing 707-320B/C (FC44-054C and FC44-054G).

The MD80 set includes cockpit and cabin windows, wing panels, door outlines and details, and a host of other small details ideal to complement any airline decal.

FC44-054C-B707-320BC-Decal-The two versions of the 707-320B/C detail decal likewise include a full set of cockpit and cabin windows, door outlines and details, and othe rsmall details.  Sheet 54G provides grey wing panels, while 54C provides ‘Corogard’ wing panels.

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New Product Line – Decals by Thunderbird Models

Thunderbird Models Logo
TM144-001 Nordair Boeing 737-200 Instructions and DecalUpdate – They’re here !!

We have just placed our first order with Thunderbird Models, who have acquired and started to resume production of the Whiskey Jack airliner decal series.  The first 11 decals – 2 in 1/144 scale and 9 in 1/72 scale – are en route from the UK, expected here by the end of the week.

Whereas Whiskey Jack were laser printed decals, the Thunderbird Models decals are silk screened (by Fantasy Print Shop).  As such, they are printed on tightly registered discrete clears.

The first decals are:

  • TM72-009 Trans-Canada-Airlines-Douglas-dc-3 Instructions and DecalTM144-001 Nordair Canada Boeing 737-200
  • TM144-002 Trans Canada Airlines V.952 Vanguard
  • TM72-001 Queen Charlotte Airways Stranraer
  • TM72-002 Canadian Racing Spitfire Mk. XIVe
  • TM72-003 World Wide Airways ‘racing’ Dh. Mosquito
  • TM72-004 Kenting Aviation Dh. Mosquito
  • TM72-005 Air BC DHC-6 Twin Otter
  • TM72-006 Nordair Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
  • TM72-007 BC Airlines DHC-2 Beaver
  • TM72-008 World Wide Air ‘Arctic Rose’ Douglas C.47
  • TM72-009 Trans Canada Airlines Douglas C.47

All of the above are available to order in the estore.   Click on the product numbers to quickly find them.

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In Memorium: Clint Groves

Earlier today I received the following message from Henry Tenby, that Clint Groves, founder of ATP Airliners America passed away on June 30th 2015.  Clint at ATP, along with the Steve Mason at Victor66, were the original mail order sources for airliner kits and decals, and did so much to start and support this hobby.  Our thoughts are with you, Clint, Rest in Peace.  Again, the words that follow were written by Henry Tenby:

It is with great sadness that I must convey that our friend Clint Groves passed away peacefully in his home in Lake Isabella on Tuesday morning, June 30, 2015.

For the past several weeks Clint was battling kidney failure, which although robbed him of his energy, his spirit remained strong and hopeful until the end. Although he was in hospital a few weeks ago, his final wish was to spend his last days at his home in the company of his cats, and friend and roommate Tammy.

Clint’s only surviving family is his 90 year old Aunt. There are no services planned.

My friendship with Clint dates back to 1983, when I started exchanging slides with Clint whilst in my freshman year at university at UND. In the years since, I have enjoyed many visits to Clint at his home on Abelia Court in San Jose, where he ran his ATP airline slide and model business, as well as seeing him at many airline collectibles shows.

It was wonderful to see Clint at last year’s LAX Airliners International Show, which he happily drove to for a day visit in his sprightly little Fiat. Clint spent half a day at the show speaking with his many friends in the hobby, which is where the photo above was taken.

Clint was a man of unwavering integrity, as honest and as fair as they come, committed to providing his customers with the very best customer service possible. I will always remember Clint with a smile on his face, always with a happy and optimistic outlook. Clint was a great and loyal friend and will be missed by many who knew him.

Jon Proctor and I (Henry Tenby) have been designated to disperse of his personal items and will advise later on how this will take place. In the meantime, Clint’s roommate will not be accepting calls or visitors and has requested that any questions be directed to us.

May Clint rest in peace, and I know I am not alone in saying that our deepest sympathies are with him.

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Die Cast Collection Sale

I have been commissioned by the widow of a good friend to help her sell a fairly substantial part of her late husband’s 1/400 scale diecast model collection.  I think I have added over 100 ‘new’ (actually, most quite old) diecasts to the estore, under the category “Rare Diecast Models”.  Click here to visit the category.

In this category you will find the ‘gems’, the models long sold out elsewhere, and models that even when they were first released, were in high demand and sold out quickly.  So far I am working through the Aeroclassics and GeminiJets, with Phoenix and Dragon Wings to follow as I have time to add them to the site.   As this is a personal collection, I have one each available.

You will find an Aeroclassics United Caravelle, a GeminiJets Delta 747-100 ,and much, much more.  All the models have been inspected and are in excellent condition.

To sweeten the deal, we are offering Free Shipping anywhere in the continental US (lower 48, so except Hawaii and Alaska) by UPS Ground to all diecast orders that include two (or more) “-CS” models, and a minimum order of $200 before shipping.  There is no way to prevent the site quoting a shipping cost when you place the order, but I will refund it when I finalize the invoice.

Good hunting!


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